Type-25 Directed Energy Rifle

 

Official designation:               Type-25 DER
Length o/a:                             66 cm                      (26 in.)
Weight:                                   5.9 kg                      (13 lbs)
Cartridge:                                unknown1
Max. effective range:             50 meters               (155 ft)
Muzzle velocity:                      126 m/s                  (413 f/s)
Battery capacity:                     400 shots
Rate of fire:                            360~540 shots/min
Unit Replacement cost:          N/A

Description:

The Type-25 DER is a battery-powered directed energy weapon capable of fully automatic fire. The exact mechanism by which it functions is currently under investigation. 

Observations:

Up until just recently the Plasma Rifle had been the primary weapon of the Covenant’s officer corps 2. The weapon has a power output of 100~150 Kv@2~3 dA.

It has been widely noted that the disparity in the effective combat range between Covenant short and long arms are much greater than those of the UNSC—this is also reflected in the Covenant’s combat doctrine: destroy enemy morale with harassing fire from distant or hidden snipers and intimate exposure to the alien-ness of their infantry.

 
Remarks:

“These things are huge—but I guess the Elites are, too—so it sort’a makes sense.”

“[The Type-25 DER] has no recoil to speak of; it tears the ____ out of shields and you can shoot the thing all day long—it is on the heavy side though.”

“I realize that it uses a battery instead of a magazine, but nobody has figured out how to swap it or recharge it yet? Don’t we have scientists working for us or something?”

“It’s got no sightline, it’s awkward to hold, and if it overheats it’ll cook the hair right off of your wrists.”

“You know, it looks delicate and so you feel like you need to hold it kind’a gingerly—but then you see an Elite crack in a Bravo Kilo’s head with one—thing’s are built tough.”

“Yeah, and I’ve seen some [Elites] swinging two of them around like it was nothing—scary ____.”



Pending treaty negotiations with the Sangheili.

2 It is still the primary weapon of the of the Sangheilian armed forces


HBO's Halo CE News Roundup 

Posted by urk at 6/24/2010 9:12 AM PDT

It's fully customizable!

Looks like HBO has their finger on the pulse of the latest Halo Custom Edition news. And yup, the heart's still beating. If you're still playing, or you're thinking about picking it up, you should hit the link below.

Massive Halo CE News Roundup

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Feast of Bones 

Posted by urk at 3/29/2010 1:55 PM PDT

Robt McLees speaks on behalf of the dead.

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Halo: The Cole Protocol 

Posted by urk at 10/22/2008 12:43 PM PDT

In the first, desperate days of the Human-Covenant War...

Amazon.com has gone live with the back copy for Tobias Buckell's Halo: The Cole Protocol. Thanks to HBO for scaring up the link. Here's the copy from Tobias' blog:

"In the first, desperate days of the Human-Covenant War, the UNSC has enacted the Cole Protocol to safeguard Earth and its Inner Colonies from discovery by a merciless alien foe. Many are called upon to rid the universe of lingering navigation data that would reveal the location of Earth. Among them is Navy Lieutenant Jacob Keyes. Thrust back into action after being sidelined, Keyes is saddled with a top secret mission by ONI. One that will take him deep behind enemy lines, to a corner of the universe where nothing is as it seems.

Out beyond the Outer Colonies lies the planet Hesiod, a gas giant surrounded by a vast asteroid belt. As the Covenant continues to glass the human occupied planets near Hesiod, many of the survivors, helped by a stronghold of human Insurrectionists, are fleeing to the asteroid belt for refuge. They have transformed the tumbling satellites into a tenuous, yet ingenious, settlement known as the Rubble–and have come face-to-face with a Covenant settlement of Kig-Yar . . . yet somehow survived.

News of this unlikely treaty has spread to the warring sides. Luckily for the UNSC, this uneasy alliance is in the path of the Spartan Gray Team, a three-man renegade squad whose simple task is to wreak havoc from behind enemy lines in any way they see fit. But the Prophets have also sent their best—an ambitious and ruthless Elite, whose quest for nobility and rank is matched only by his brutality . . . and who will do anything to secure his Ascendancy and walk the Path."

Halo: The Cole Protocol is set to release on November 25th, 2008.

Bungie Day: 7/7/08 

Posted by lukems at 7/7/2008 12:04 PM PDT

Bungie Day is upon you. Here's some stuff to do while you should be working or doing chores. Tell your mother we say "Hello."


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The Next Halo Novel: The Cole Protocol 

Posted by lukems at 6/16/2008 12:08 PM PDT

Tor Books announces the sixth book taking place in Bungie's Halo Universe, due in stores this Fall.


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